Intel Core i7-9700KF vs Core i5-10600K

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Intel Core i7-9700KF
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Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating487479
Value for money23.3149.17
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7no data
Architecture codenameCoffee Lake (2017−2019)Comet Lake-S (2020)
Release date7 January 2019 (3 years ago)20 May 2020 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$374$262
Current price$407 (1.1x MSRP)$214 (0.8x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads812
Base clock speed3.6 GHz4.1 GHz
Boost clock speed4.9 GHz4.8 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)12 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFCLGA1151FCLGA1200
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
TSX+-
TSX++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
SIPP++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data-

Security technologies

Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
MPX+no data
Identity Protection++
SGXYes with Intel® MEYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics 630
Max video memoryno data64 GB
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.2 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution supportno data+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096 x 2160@30Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data4096 x 2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-9700KF and Core i5-10600K.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1616

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-9700KF 14.30
i5-10600K 14.41
+0.8%
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-9700KF 14419
i5-10600K 14524
+0.7%

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-9700KF 1279
i5-10600K 1306
+2.1%

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-9700KF 7110
+3%
i5-10600K 6903

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 14.30 14.41
Novelty 7 January 2019 20 May 2020
Cost $374 $262
Boost clock speed 4900 4800
Base clock speed 3600 4100
Thermal design power (TDP) 95 Watt 125 Watt

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Competitors of Core i7-9700KF by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-9700KF from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700E, which is faster by 2% and higher by 13 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Core i5-10600K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-10600K from AMD is Ryzen 7 2700E, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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